3 Players the Chiefs Need to Avoid With Their First-Round Pick

Zach Brunner
Three players the Chiefs should avoid with their first-round pick.
Three players the Chiefs should avoid with their first-round pick. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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After winning last season's Super Bowl, the Kansas City Chiefs are hoping to avoid a Super Bowl hangover. With a young, talented corps of players, the Chiefs certainly look built to contend for a ring yet again.

However, there are some obvious weaknesses on this team that should be addressed, with the majority of them coming on the defensive side of the ball. If they do not draft interior offensive line with their first couple picks, they should be taking a defensive player. Passing on that side of the ball could be a costly mistake.

With that in mind, these are three players the Chiefs need to avoid with their first-round pick.

1. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

Brandon Aiyuk is a twitchy, athletic wide receiver.
Brandon Aiyuk is a twitchy, athletic wide receiver. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Brandon Aiyuk is one of the best big-play threats in the draft, He's a twitchy athlete that can find space anywhere on the field, but thrives when stretching the defense. It's easy to see why Andy Reid could be interested when imagining this guy in his offense, but there are much larger needs than at wide receiver, and this KC offense will be perfectly fine without another addition, but I cannot say the same about the defense.

2. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

Jonathan Taylor is the back-to-back Doak Walker Award winner.
Jonathan Taylor is the back-to-back Doak Walker Award winner. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images

One of the few weaknesses the Chiefs' offense had last season was at running back. Getting a back as talented as Jonathan Taylor, who does nearly everything at a high level, would make this offense nearly unstoppable, but they need to address the offensive line or defense first, since there are quality running back they can get later on in this draft.

3. Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn

Noah Igbinoghene garners interest because of his athleticism.
Noah Igbinoghene garners interest because of his athleticism. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Noah Igbinoghene is an interesting prospect garnering a lot of interest, due to his athleticism and strength. He is an athletic freak, but he is new to the position and incredibly raw. I do not think it's wise to spend a first-round pick on a project, especially when you know your team is good enough to contend for a Super Bowl. The Chiefs needs someone who can contribute right away and be trusted not to give up a big play starting next season.


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